• Palm Beach International Boat Show 2019

    Posted: 23rd March 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Palm Beach International Boat Show 2019 takes place from Thursday 28th March to Sunday 31st March. The show will feature more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts and accessories, including hundreds of boats ranging from 8-foot inflatables to 90 meter superyachts, in a world-famous destination at the most beautiful time of year.
  • Five of the Best Drones for Superyachts

    Posted: 21st March 2019 | Written by: Colette Flowerdew-Kincaid

    Whether you’re a keen photographer or not, chartering a superyacht is an adventure you’ll want to record so you can enjoy the memories for years to come. Still there are some shots that just can’t be taken without a little technical help. That’s where drones come in, so here are some top tips on the best drones for superyachts in 2019.
  • Yachting Gives Back Launches Easter Campaign

    Posted: 14th March 2019 | Written by: Sarah Drane

    According to the Balearic branch of the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN), almost 25% of the Islands’ population, around 276,000 people, is at risk of social exclusion – and that figure is rising. Yachting Gives Back, a concept founded by GYG’s Nick Entwisle, hopes to help close the stark disparity between rich and poor.
  • Clarity on French Social Security Obligations

    Posted: 14th March 2019 | Written by: John Cook

    Now that the furore surrounding the implementation of the French Decree on social security for seafarers who are resident in France and working on a foreign flagged vessel has died down, John Cook surveys the options available to superyacht crew.
  • Who Owns Your ISM History - The Yacht or Management Company?

    Posted: 14th March 2019 | Written by: David Clarke

    At Superyacht Operating Systems we frequently hear from yachts that would like to change their Management Company or ISM provider. But they feel stuck. They fear they’ll lose the yacht’s historical data if they make the change. So who really owns the yacht’s records? Is it the management company/ISM provider or is it the yacht?
  • America’s Cup is Unfinished Business for Skipper Terry Hutchinson

    Posted: 14th March 2019 | Written by: Justin Chisholm

    American yachtsman Terry Hutchinson is no stranger to success at the highest level in the sport of yacht racing. He has racked up countless world championship titles during his career and has played senior roles in four America’s Cup challenges. No wonder then that he's in it to win it as skipper of the American Magic team.
  • Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza 2019 - Registrations Open!

    Posted: 12th March 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Registrations are now open for the 10th-year anniversary edition of the Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza on Friday 29th March 2019 at Auron. We look forward to welcoming you at the ski station in Auron for the biggest winter snow day for the superyacht industry on the French Riviera!
  • Yacht Charter Guide for MIPIM Cannes 2019

    Posted: 1st March 2019 | Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

    MIPIM 2019, one of the world's largest events for property professionals runs from 12-15 March at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, attracting 26,000 participants and 3,350 exhibitors for four days of networking and conferences. Bespoke Yacht Charter, experts in providing corporate yacht charters for Cannes events, share their tips on what to expect at this year's high profile show.
  • Yacht Agent David Jamieson: “It’s easy to be passionate about Fiji as a destination”

    Posted: 26th February 2019 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    David Jamieson shares his passion for yachting and Fiji, where he has been welcoming superyachts since 2001. Over this time, David has seen the yachting industry become a major contributor to the Fijian economy and his company is firmly established and part of the Asia Pacific Superyachts network. Fiji now receives over 700 yachts annually and he believes visiting yachts can exceed 1,000 once the Lau Clearance Post is operational.
  • Annual Insurance Review: MSCB Has Your Back

    Posted: 26th February 2019 | Written by: Michael Weare

    Another year, another insurance review. It doesn’t sound too exciting does it, but there is no doubt, as a busy yacht crew professional it’s vital to get your insurance needs in order before another hectic year of sailing gets under way.
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  • Régates Royales de Cannes Confirmed for September 2019

    Posted: 20th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The 41st edition of the Régates Royales de Cannes is scheduled for next September, from 21 through 28. The city of Cannes and the Yacht Club de Cannes (the event organizer) will once again welcome the world’s best classic yachts to the stunning bay of the Côte d’Azur.
  • NZ Millennium Cup 2019 Promises Nailbiting Racing

    Posted: 20th December 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Newly-certified Clean Regatta, the NZ Millennium Cup will be the first superyacht regatta to welcome in 2019 and this year’s well-matched fleet promises closer racing than ever before.
  • First All-Female Pro Crew for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Posted: 27th November 2018 | Written by: Justin Chisholm

    Two-time Volvo Ocean Race competitor Stacey Jackson from Australia is to lead the first professional all-female crew to take on the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in the 75th edition of the classic offshore race this December.
  • Expert Dive Guides Join APS Indonesia

    Posted: 27th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    An expert in the field of Marine Biology and a local who knows the Indonesian waters and customs like the back of his hand are the two highly qualified guides that Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia is delighted to welcome on board. These new Dive and On Board Vessel Support Guides will help the APS team deliver first-class service to their superyacht clients in Indonesia.
  • Civitavecchia and Trieste: Ports of Call for World's Largest Superyachts

    Posted: 20th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    If anyone was in doubt that Italy is a superyacht destination, they won't be now. The world's largest superyachts, Azzam and Dilbar, have recently come to moor in Civitavecchia and Trieste.
  • Benetti Delivers 69m Motor Yacht Spectre

    Posted: 20th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Italian shipyard, Benetti, is celebrating the delivery of 69m motor yacht 'Spectre' in Livorno, a fully customized superyacht built for American owners John and Jeanette Staluppi. Taking 750,000 working hours to build, the end result is a combination of extreme comfort and extraordinary performance for a yacht of her size.
  • Cruising Indonesia - Orangutans in the Wild

    Posted: 12th November 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia is delighted to welcome back MY Latitude in November. “After an amazingly successful Komodo and region expedition in August, the owner, who is a keen wildlife and underwater photographer, wants more!” said Captain Jimmy Blee of APS Indonesia.
  • Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup 2019 Events Announced

    Posted: 6th November 2018 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    The 18th annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup promises fierce racing and exclusive relaxed social events in its invitation to superyacht owners, captains & crew to attend the January 18-20, 2019 event, returning for the third year to the beautiful SALA Resort & Spa Phuket on pristine Mai Khao Bay.
  • British Sailing Team Hopes for Kiteboarding Medals at 2024 Olympics

    Posted: 29th October 2018 | Written by: Justin Chisholm

    In what appears to be an impressive degree of pre-planning, the British Sailing Team has set its sights firmly on winning kiteboarding medals at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Despite being six years away, the British selectors recently put a call out for aspiring female riders who believe they have what it takes to win gold – whether they have kite boarded before or not.
  • International Schooner Association Founded

    Posted: 4th October 2018 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Schooner owners do not come more passionate than Tomas de Vargas Machuca, who owns not one, but two, of these famous vintage craft. A new initiative, nurtured by his enthusiasm and that of his captain Simon Pandolfi, is the formation of the International Schooner Association. The association was founded last week at the 40th edition of the Régates Royales in Cannes, where a great group of classic schooners gathered together displaying the elegance and power of this classic craft.
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  • London Yacht Show Postponed Until 2020

    Posted: 7th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The organizers of the London Yacht Show have announced the postponement of this year's event until 2020, allowing time to deliver a high quality on-water show with the scope to attract broad participation across the yachting and luxury sectors.
  • The Monaco Yacht Show Modifies Opening Times

    Posted: 4th April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The organizers of the Monaco Yacht Show have announced new opening times that correspond better with the schedules of private clients. It is hoped that this will ease the intensity of the four day event and improve the experience for visitors and exhibitors alike. MYS will open to the public from 11am to 7.30pm (closing at 7pm on the Saturday), while exhibitors and the media will have access earlier in the morning to facilitate meetings and press conferences before the show opens to visitors.
  • Coral Sea Foundation CEO Guest Speaker at Singapore Yacht Show

    Posted: 2nd April 2019 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia is excited to announce that their premier guide and consultant scientist, Dr Andy Lewis, is a guest speaker at the upcoming Singapore Yacht Show. As CEO of the Coral Sea Foundation he will be discussing the current status of the reefs of the Coral Triangle, superyacht cruising opportunities in the region and his Foundation's sustainable reef management programs.
  • Brookes Bell at the Helm in Asia

    Posted: 2nd April 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Brookes Bell, global superyacht specialists, say the future is bright for superyachting in Asia. Singapore has led the charge by investing in the infrastructure necessary for attracting superyachts to the region whilst Hong Kong has been instrumental in promoting yacht charter. All eyes now turn to China.
  • Update on Additional Custom Tax on US Built Yachts

    Posted: 27th March 2019 | Written by: Thierry Voisin

    Since ECPY's announcement last week concerning the additional 25% Custom Tax on US built yachts, the situation has significantly evolved. On 26 March 2019, the customs services provided details that fundamentally change the situation for yachts in commercial use - subject to the use of a charter or transport contract - but these changes do not apply to yachts in private use.
  • Superyacht Tenders & Toys wins British Marine's Business of the Year Award

    Posted: 27th March 2019 | Written by: Helen Porter

    Superyacht Tenders & Toys (SYTT) was awarded the British Marine Business of the Year Award during a celebratory dinner in Southampton on 26th March, fulfilling the criteria of a business ‘showing excellence in 2018’. This is the third major award in its seven year history, having won British Marine’s Best Employer Award in 2018 and a Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2017.
  • Shipyard Supply Co. Announces Strong Performance in its First Six Months of Trading

    Posted: 26th March 2019 | Written by: Helen Porter

    Shipyard Supply Co. announces rapid growth in its first six months of trading. The superyacht deck hardware company is expanding its custom product portfolio and has invested in a new team member.
  • Italy's Seatec Conference Puts Marinas on the Agenda

    Posted: 21st March 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    During the Seatec conference on April 3, marina managers and experts in the field will tackle the complex situation of marinas within the framework of bureaucracy, local and national politics and the wider market.
  • BWA Opens Gibraltar Office

    Posted: 21st March 2019 | Written by: Francesca Fenucci

    Global yacht services provider BWA Yachting has strengthened its Mediterranean presence with the official launch of its Gibraltar office. They will now take the lead on changing the perception of Gibraltar from that of a 'tax-free pitstop' to a well-rounded destination offering an array of services for the yacht, owners and crew.
  • 25% Additional Custom Tax on US Built Yachts - What's going on?

    Posted: 21st March 2019 | Written by: Thierry Voisin

    ECPY would like to remind you that the additional tax imposed on US built yachts implemented by the European Union is applicable in all European Union countries. Negotiations with the French Customs Service have been ongoing since the summer of 2018 - here's an update...
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  • NAUTIQ: Yacht & Crew Information at Your Fingertips

    Posted: 5th September 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    During the forthcoming Monaco Yacht Show Oculus Technologies will launch its brand-new product solution NAUTIQ, a smart communication tool for yachts taking service and safety to the next level, while making tasks easier and more time efficient for crew. The NAUTIQ box uses your phone as a portal, so wherever you go on your journey you'll remain connected to the yacht's environment!
  • Oculus Technologies to Launch YachtEye 3.0 at MYS

    Posted: 23rd August 2017 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    As we approach the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show, Oculus Technologies celebrates seven years of innovation and creation. The company began as a small two-man operation with its first infotainment project on one superyacht and now has installations on over 60 vessels in multiple sectors, a new office and three new products on the way!
  • New Digital e-Pilot for Superyacht Crew

    Posted: 29th July 2017 | Written by: David Store Navigational Management

    e-Pilot by David Store Navigational Management is a new website designed specifically for superyacht crew, allowing you to create personalised cruising guides, annotate and make notes online, doing away with the need for bulky books on the bridge.
  • Navionics Cartography for Third Party Mobile Apps

    Posted: 19th July 2017 | Written by: Emma Maule

    Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, has released a software development kit (SDK) which enables iOS app developers to integrate their charts within third party mobile apps.
  • Radical Innovation of Sweden - Radinn's Wakejet

    Posted: 15th April 2017 | Written by: Karin Berner

    The Wakejet offers a new way to experience water sports, without the need of wind, waves or a boat. Wakejet means power without sound and speed without emissions and no need for oil change or maintenance.
  • The Hottest Yacht Toys on the Water this Summer

    Posted: 23rd March 2017 | Written by: Josh Richardson

    The Med season is just around the corner and, if you're busy reviewing your inventory of water toys, here are some hints from Josh Richardson at Superyacht Tenders and Toys on some of the hot favourites for this summer.
  • America's Cup Inspires Crewsaver’s ErgoFit 50N EX Lifejacket

    Posted: 13th March 2017 | Written by: Karin P. Berner

    With the America’s Cup fast approaching, high performance sailing is on everybody’s mind. In a new era of high tech sailing comes demand for personal safety equipment which led Crewsaver to develop their ErgoFit 50N EX, a revolution in buoyancy aid design.
  • Kymeta Poised to Disrupt the Satellite Communications Industry

    Posted: 9th March 2017 | Written by: Lindsay Sloan

    Kymeta, known for its revolutionary flat, electronically steered satellite antenna and is set to disrupt the satellite industry with two important announcements this week: The commercial availability of the Kymeta mTenna u7 satellite antenna and KyWay terminal, and a partnership with Intelsat to offer KĀLO™ Connectivity providing flexible connectivity for fixed and mobile applications in gigabyte packages.
  • Livewire Connections Launch Radome Side-Hatch Door Kit

    Posted: 17th January 2017 | Written by: Karin P. Berner

    Innovators in superyacht communications, Livewire Connections has created the Radome Side-Hatch Door Kit designed to address a known problem when accessing an antenna fitted with an underside swing down hatch door.
  • Repair Service for Superyacht Inflatables

    Posted: 5th December 2016 | Written by: Mark Anastasia

    Sealed Air Repairs (SAR), based in Florida, is a new repair service for superyachts worldwide, specialising in the repair of PVC inflatables including yacht slides, climbing walls, jet ski docks and fenders, and we can also provide spare parts with immediate shipping anywhere in the world.
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  • Palm Beach International Boat Show 2019

    Posted: 23rd March 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    The Palm Beach International Boat Show 2019 takes place from Thursday 28th March to Sunday 31st March. The show will feature more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts and accessories, including hundreds of boats ranging from 8-foot inflatables to 90 meter superyachts, in a world-famous destination at the most beautiful time of year.
  • Five of the Best Drones for Superyachts

    Posted: 21st March 2019 | Written by: Colette Flowerdew-Kincaid

    Whether you’re a keen photographer or not, chartering a superyacht is an adventure you’ll want to record so you can enjoy the memories for years to come. Still there are some shots that just can’t be taken without a little technical help. That’s where drones come in, so here are some top tips on the best drones for superyachts in 2019.
  • Yachting Gives Back Launches Easter Campaign

    Posted: 14th March 2019 | Written by: Sarah Drane

    According to the Balearic branch of the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN), almost 25% of the Islands’ population, around 276,000 people, is at risk of social exclusion – and that figure is rising. Yachting Gives Back, a concept founded by GYG’s Nick Entwisle, hopes to help close the stark disparity between rich and poor.
  • Clarity on French Social Security Obligations

    Posted: 14th March 2019 | Written by: John Cook

    Now that the furore surrounding the implementation of the French Decree on social security for seafarers who are resident in France and working on a foreign flagged vessel has died down, John Cook surveys the options available to superyacht crew.
  • Who Owns Your ISM History - The Yacht or Management Company?

    Posted: 14th March 2019 | Written by: David Clarke

    At Superyacht Operating Systems we frequently hear from yachts that would like to change their Management Company or ISM provider. But they feel stuck. They fear they’ll lose the yacht’s historical data if they make the change. So who really owns the yacht’s records? Is it the management company/ISM provider or is it the yacht?
  • America’s Cup is Unfinished Business for Skipper Terry Hutchinson

    Posted: 14th March 2019 | Written by: Justin Chisholm

    American yachtsman Terry Hutchinson is no stranger to success at the highest level in the sport of yacht racing. He has racked up countless world championship titles during his career and has played senior roles in four America’s Cup challenges. No wonder then that he's in it to win it as skipper of the American Magic team.
  • Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza 2019 - Registrations Open!

    Posted: 12th March 2019 | Written by: OnboardOnline

    Registrations are now open for the 10th-year anniversary edition of the Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza on Friday 29th March 2019 at Auron. We look forward to welcoming you at the ski station in Auron for the biggest winter snow day for the superyacht industry on the French Riviera!
  • Yacht Charter Guide for MIPIM Cannes 2019

    Posted: 1st March 2019 | Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

    MIPIM 2019, one of the world's largest events for property professionals runs from 12-15 March at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, attracting 26,000 participants and 3,350 exhibitors for four days of networking and conferences. Bespoke Yacht Charter, experts in providing corporate yacht charters for Cannes events, share their tips on what to expect at this year's high profile show.
  • Yacht Agent David Jamieson: “It’s easy to be passionate about Fiji as a destination”

    Posted: 26th February 2019 | Written by: Linda Cartlidge

    David Jamieson shares his passion for yachting and Fiji, where he has been welcoming superyachts since 2001. Over this time, David has seen the yachting industry become a major contributor to the Fijian economy and his company is firmly established and part of the Asia Pacific Superyachts network. Fiji now receives over 700 yachts annually and he believes visiting yachts can exceed 1,000 once the Lau Clearance Post is operational.
  • Annual Insurance Review: MSCB Has Your Back

    Posted: 26th February 2019 | Written by: Michael Weare

    Another year, another insurance review. It doesn’t sound too exciting does it, but there is no doubt, as a busy yacht crew professional it’s vital to get your insurance needs in order before another hectic year of sailing gets under way.
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